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  • CA – Realms Art Exhibition

    tdt-gnPress Release:

    Author and artist Tony DiTerlizzi visits us from his hometown in Massachusetts for a rare one-day book signing event to launch the first ever collection of his roleplaying game art on Saturday June 20, 2015 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM. Don’t miss your chance to meet the Caldecott winner and co-creator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.

    OPENING RECEPTION / SIGNING
    -Original works of art will be on display: illustrations from Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons as well as new never before seen artwork.
    -New D & D print to debut on opening night.
    -We will have a very limited supply of Realms limited edition books and ample amount of the regular editions.
    -Free refreshments served.
    -Come meet Tony and get your book signed.

    ABOUT REALMS
    REALMS: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME ART OF TONY DITERLIZZI is the first comprehensive collection of D & D game art by the award-winning New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. REALMS will be filled with hundreds of illustrations reproduced from the original art, unpublished sketches, and photographs from DiTerlizzi’s archives. In addition, DiTerlizzi will be creating a number of new paintings exclusively for this edition.

    ABOUT TONY DITERLIZZI
    New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Ted and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book featuring artwork by Academy award-winning concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie.

    Gallery Nucleus
    210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
    626.458.7477

    SF – Darth Vader & Friends Art Exhibit

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    Join celebrated author and artist Jeffrey Brown on Thursday, June 25, 2015 for a personal tour of his current exhibition “Darth Vader and Friends” in the Cartoon Art Museum! Tour 6-7pm ($10), free reception follows 7-9pm. Tickets available soon.

    The Cartoon Art Museum presents original artwork from award-winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown’s latest Star Wars book, Darth Vader and Friends, and his 2014 bestseller Goodnight, Darth Vader. This beloved series of books asks the question “What if Darth Vader actively raised his son and daughter?” In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.

    About the Author: Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous autobiographical comics, humorous graphic novels, and bestselling Star Wars books. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    MA – Carsick Signing

    jw-carsickDirector/author John Waters appears in conversation with James Parker of The Atlantic Magazine to discuss Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:00pm!

    John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash? Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion–and a celebration of America’s weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.

    Tickets for this event are $5 and can be purchased by calling the store at 617.566.6660 or ordering online at the link…

    Please note that this event will not be followed by a free signing at Brookline Booksmith. The signing will take place at the Coolidge Corner theater and is only open to ticket holders.

    This event will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Tickets are $5 each, or free with the purchase of Frank from Brookline Booksmith. To purchase tickets, call 617.566.6660 or visit brooklinebooksmith.com

    Coolidge Corner Theatre
    290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
    617-566-6660

    CA – Kevin Eastman Art Exhibit

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    Press Release:

    IDW Publishing and Kevin B. Eastman invite you to celebrate the grand opening of the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday, June 5th between 5:00 and 9:00 PM. This event will be part of NTC at Liberty Station’s Friday Night Liberty, more info can be found here…

    The SDCAG will start off with a bang with an exciting exhibit of the prolific work of San Diego resident Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Featuring numerous highlights from the very first Turtle sketch to the most recent comic book cover, fans get a first-hand look into the creation of a pop culture sensation. Barracks 3, First Floor

    RSVP on Facebook!

    San Diego Comic Art Gallery
    2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
    (858) 270-1315

    CA – Mike Mignola Signs

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    Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, appears at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday June 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM till 1:00 PM!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Earth-2 Comics
    15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    (818) 386-9590

    Doctor Who’s Billie Piper Appears at Boston Comic Con 2015

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    Boston Comic Con welcomes BILLIE PIPER! Piper is best known for her exceptionally popular portrayal of Rose Tyler in the hit BBC sci-fi TV series, DOCTOR WHO. Piper can currently be seen on the Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful as Brona Croft.

    Billie Piper will signing autographs and doing photo ops at Boston Comic Con all day FRIDAY JULY  31st and SATURDAY AUGUST 1st. Autographs will be sold on-site at the show. Photo op tickets will be sold online in June.

    Previously announced guests include: Stan Lee, Hayley Atwell, Robin Lord Taylor, Brett Dalton, Thomas Jane, Elvira, Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Stacey Lee, Laura Martin, Phil Noto, Dan Panosian, Yanick Paquette, Jeff Parker, Andrew C. Robinson, Kurtis J. Wiebe, Joshua Williamson, Brian Azzarello, Nick Bradshaw, Eric Canete, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Dave Johnson, Joe Prado, Tim Sale, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, and more!

    Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.

    If you are coming in from out of town, the official Boston Comic Con hotel is the Seaport Hotel which is attached to the show venue (The Seaport World Trade Center).

    About Boston Comic Con:
    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    MA – The Coloring Book Signing

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    Colin Quinn appears at Brookline Booksmith on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm to sign The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America.

    Former Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” host and legendary stand-up Colin Quinn has noticed a trend during his decades on the road; America’s increasing political correctness and sensitivity has us tiptoeing around the subjects of race and ethnicity. Colin wants to know: What are we all so afraid of? In The Coloring Book, Colin tackles the issue head-on.

    This event will take place at Brookline Booksmith and requires tickets. Tickets are available online now. Tickets are $26 and include one copy of The Coloring Book. A free signing will follow the reading.

    Update: this event is no longer ticketed. It is now free and open to the public. Seating will be first come, first served.

    Brookline Booksmith
    279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
    (617) 566-6660

    FL – Chuck Palahniuk Signing

    FCLUB2i1_Miami_TateChuck Palahniuk speaks on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM!  Presented by Books & Books in collaboration with The Center for Writing & Literature at Miami Dade College and Tate’s Comics. RSVP on Facebook!

    You must purchase a voucher ($33) at Books & Books to attend this event or online at the link. In exchange for your purchase of this voucher you will receive (1) one autographed copy of MAKE SOMETHING UP: STORIES YOU CAN’T UNREAD plus a signed copy of the first comic edition of FIGHT CLUB 2.

    The voucher also serves as your entry for (1) one person to Chuck Palahniuk’s talk on May 26.

    Make Something Up will be published on May 26, so this is the launch event! Please plan to claim your copy of the books at the event on May 26. All books will have then been pre-signed by Chuck. There will be no book signing to follow his talk.

    You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim your book and entrance to the event, so if you purchase one in the store please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers. For online orders, your voucher will be waiting for you at the event.

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    chuckpRepresenting work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in “Zombies,” the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In “Knock, Knock,” a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in “Tunnel of Love,” a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing ‘relief’ to dying clients. And in “Expedition,” fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.

    About the Author:

    CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of fourteen novels—Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club—which all have sold more than five million copies in the United States. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

    Chapman Conference Center, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
    245 NE Fourth Street, Miami FL 33132

    CA – Drawn Together 2015

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    Press Release:

    Drawn Together unites storytellers from around the country to support Access Books and school libraries. This once-in-a-lifetime event features four famous children’s book authors and illustrators: Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants), Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) and Stephan Pastis (Timmy Failure, Pearls Before Swine). During Drawn Together, the authors will discuss writing, drawing, and the creative process to an enthusiastic crowd. Julie Bowen from the hit ABC comedy Modern Family will be our Mistress of Ceremonies.

    Doors open on Saturday June 20, 2015 at noon for book, t-shirt, and poster purchases; event starts at 1:00 p.m.

    Following the presentation, fans will have the opportunity to meet the authors and have their event tickets or posters signed.

    ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT SCHOOL LIBRARIES.

    BUY TICKETS HERE.

    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (323) 850-2000

    CA – An Evening with Brad Meltzer

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    Author Brad Meltzer appears with writer Brian K. Vaughan to discuss the writing life and his new novel, The President’s Shadow, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 on 8:00 PM!

    Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Lies, and The Fifth Assassin. His newest novel is The President’s Shadow.

    In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (History Decoded), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), Children’s Books (I Am Amelia Earhart, I Am Abraham Lincoln, I Am Albert Einstein, and I Am Rosa Parks) and even comic books (Justice League of America, Green Arrow, Identity Crisis), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.

    He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors.

    His other non-fiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, are collections of heroes – from Jim Henson to Sally Ride — that he’s been working on since the day his kids were born. His most recent work of nonfiction is History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time.

    He’s also one of the co-creators of the TV show, Jack & Bobby.

    Presented by Live Talks LA.

    Purchase tickets at the link…

    Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre
    Herb Alpert Educational Village
    New Roads School
    3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

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